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GSEHD alumnus Topher Kandik has been named 2016 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year! "What makes Mr. Kandik's classroom special isn't just that his students score above average on state assessments," said SEED DC Head of School Adrian Manuel. "It's that his students develop a real joy for learning and intellectual engagement that will help them become not just strong students, but intelligent and engaged adults." As the DC Teacher of the Year, he is entered into the National Teacher of the Year competition.

Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser's edited book Internationalisation of Higher Education and Global Mobility was selected for first place as the best book of this year by the Comparative and International Education Society HE-SIG Awards committee!

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In the News

Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser's edited book Internationalisation of Higher Education and Global Mobility was selected for first place as the best book of this year by the Comparative and International Education Society HE-SIG Awards committee!

Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser published a blog post in The World View-Inside Higher Ed entitled International Students, Support Structures, and the Equity Question.

Dr. Jennifer Frey was a featured speaker for the monthly Lab School of Washington Lecture Series. In her talk "Actions Speak: Connecting Language and Behavior at Home and at School," she discussed the relationship between language and behavior and suggestions for supporting language and behavior of young children with language-based learning differences across home and school contexts.

Dr. Joan Kester has been appointed to the National Youth Transitions Center Program Advisory Committee.

Dr. Sandy Baum's article (with Nate Johnson) Breaking the Southern Mold on Merit-Based Scholarships was published in Real Clear Education.

Dr. Joshua Glazer's guest column Is the ASD working? Too soon to tell, was published in The Commercial Appeal. This op-ed covers a controversial intervention in poor performing schools.

In the News

GSEHD alumnus Topher Kandik has been named 2016 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year! "What makes Mr. Kandik's classroom special isn't just that his students score above average on state assessments," said SEED DC Head of School Adrian Manuel. "It's that his students develop a real joy for learning and intellectual engagement that will help them become not just strong students, but intelligent and engaged adults." As the DC Teacher of the Year, he is entered into the National Teacher of the Year competition.

Dr. Susan Swayze, Associate Professor of Educational Research, and Dr. Rick Jakeman, Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration, co-authored the chapter The role of philanthropy on the strategic planning process of a selective Liberal Arts and Science College with HEA EdD alumnus Dr. Wayne Webster. This chapter is part of a larger text focusing on the emerging role of philanthropy on institutions of higher education.

GSEHD alumna Virginia Bolano, principal of Harold F. Scott Elementary School, was highlighted in the Warkwick Beacon's Veteran Principal Hopes to Close Her Career at Scott School.

Doran Gresham, GSEHD alumnus, recently published a book: Why The SUN Rises: The Faces and Stories of Women in Education.

Teresa Speciale, GSEHD alumna (international education) was awarded a Fulbright fellowship to support her year-long research project, "A View from the Middle — Language Education and the 'Middle Class' in Dakar, Senegal." (Teresa is a doctoral student of comparative and international education at the University of Wisconsin.) Her research expands on the work she completed for her GSEHD master's thesis.

The Dean's Distinguished Guest Speaker Series hosted a talk by Dr. Jane Shore, GSEHD alumna and Research Scientist at Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success and the Center for English Language Learning and Assessment at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). Dr. Shore presented on assessments tied to intervention research, measurement innovation and non-traditional outcomes, and ETS social mission related populations (adult learners, immigrant/EL learners, and out of school youth/vocational learners).

Dr. Michaele C. Samuel, GSEHD alumna, was interviewed by CBS Baltimore in Baltimore Education Coach Facilitates Care For Students Needs.